Jeanette Christensen og Mieke Bal: Fragments of Matter
“Fragments of Matter – Jeannette Christensen” consists of visual material of Christensen’s work and of an essay by cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal. The essay provides an extensive exploration of the issues of time and materiality relevant to Jeannette Christensen’s work.
Fragments of Matter
Jeanette Christensen og Mieke Bal (2009)
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"Fragments of Matter - Jeannette Christensen" consists of visual material of Christensen's work and of an essay by cultural theorist and critic Mieke Bal. The essay provides an extensive exploration of the issues of time and materiality relevant to Jeannette Christensen's work.
Jeannette Christensen was Adjunct Professor at KHiB from 2000 to 2007.
About the publication:
"Referring mainly to Henri Bergson and Julia Kristeva, Bal develops an understanding of matter as being in itself temporal and of time as living duration, both being essentially continuous and open-ended. She uses these understandings to look specifically at a language of porous and changing matter at work in Christensen's art, and at the ways the works visualize or mobilize experiences of time that challenge the monumental time of history.
"Building her argument in this way on a Bergsonian understanding of matter and time, Bal develops an innovative vocabulary for art. If we understand matter as being temporal and open-ended in its existence-in-time-and-change, it becomes possible to move away from understanding sculpture in terms of its thingness and see matter as something that is an 'event'. This is especially appropriate to Christensen's use of gelatin, liquid forms and light, but it has a much wider relevance, for example for how artworks might relate to each other and to viewers."
Anke Bangma, Adjunct Professor, Bergen National Academy of the Arts
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